The Cost of Self-Publishing a Book


The link below is to an article that takes a look at what it costs to self-publish a book.

For more visit:
https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2019/07/what-it-costs-to-self-publish-a-book

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Self-Publishing Authors Should Consider Their Own Imprint


The link below is to an article that looks at why self-publishing authors should consider their own imprint.

For more visit:
https://www.janefriedman.com/why-self-publishing-authors-should-consider-establishing-their-own-imprint/

Gatekeepers


The link below is to an article that looks at ‘gatekeepers,’ which in this case are those who keep bad books back from entering the ‘book fold’ – i.e. those with poor spelling, poor grammar, etc. This, I believe, is an important issue when there are so many self-publishing options out there. Sure, I believe in free trade and the right of pretty much anyone to sell what they like – but I also believe in quality and products that are fit for purpose.

For more visit:
https://authorkristenlamb.com/2019/07/gatekeepers-good-books-trophy-fishing-in-a-literary-tsunami/

The Crimes of Self-Publishing


The link below is to an article that takes a look at various ‘crimes’ in self-publishing – plagiarism, book-stuffing, etc.

For more visit:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/28/plagiarism-book-stuffing-clickfarms-the-rotten-side-of-self-publishing

A Step by Step Guide to Evaluating Your ePub Files


The link below is to an article/tutorial that looks at how you can evaluate an ePub file on a kidnle, iPad and Smartphone.

For more visit:
http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2014/01/a-step-by-step-guide-to-evaluating-your-epub-files-on-kindles-ipads-and-smartphones/

Authors Prefer Traditional Publishers


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the preference of traditional publishing for authors.

For more visit:
http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-authors-prefer-traditional-publishers-to-selfpublishing-surprised-20140109,0,2171066.story#axzz2qGNO62dt